2017 CPSG Annual Meeting

Save the date! The 2017 CPSG Annual Meeting will be hosted by Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany from 12-15 October 2017.

Registration is now open at the early bird price: https://www.cbsg2017.org/.

This year’s meeting will focus on CPSG’s expanded role within the SSC. Jon Paul Rodriguez, SSC Chair, has asked CPSG to lead an initiative to increase the scale and effectiveness of species conservation planning. The meeting will allow the CPSG community, including our many new members and essential partners, to chart a course for tackling this challenge, and it will provide an exciting opportunity to incorporate crucial input from both the ex situ and in situ communities to address it.

Current agenda

The topics we anticipate being the focus of working groups are:

  • Human-wildlife conflict (or how to integrate the human element in conservation planning)
  • Prioritizations for planning
  • Building species conservation planning capacity across the SSC
  • Tool development-Getting the most out of the ICAP process
  • Tool development-Exploring methods of multi-species planning
  • Data science for the One Plan Approach: Exploring the power of Species360 and other biodiversity information systems to support data-driven decisions of Specialist Groups and animal managers
  • Species Conservation Toolkit Initiative
  • Identifying and responding to species planning needs of IUCN member governments and NGOs